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Messalians

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and Egypt, and were condemned at the Council of Ephesus in 431,...

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Messalianism

Timothy E. Gregory.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 338 words.

the ascetic and pietistic movement of the Messalians (Μεσσαλιανοί, from Syriac mṣlÿn', “praying people”), also termed Euchitai; it probably

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Messalians

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 260 words.

An allegedly heretical *ascetic group arising in 4th-century *Mesopotamia; ‘Messalianism’ became a staple of ecclesiastical condemnations for

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Messalians

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and Egypt, and were condemned at the Council of Ephesus in 431,...

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Messalians: The Macarian Homilies

Henry Chadwick.

in The Church in Ancient Society

December 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 1568 words.

Rigorous ascetic texts from Edessa in about 370 written under the name of Makarios became associated with heretics known as Messalians. Despite their disparagement of the sacramental and...

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Messalians

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 105 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and

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Messalians

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 105 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and

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Messalians

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 61 words.

A Christian sect of the 4th–7th cents. Their name derives from Syriac mṣallyane, ‘praying people’; they were also known

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Messalians

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 380 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect. Their name is derived from a Syriac word which, like the corresponding Greek, means ‘praying people’.

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Euchites

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 6 words.

Another name for the Messalians.

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Euchites

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 6 words.

Another name for the *Messalians.

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Simeon of Mesopotamia

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 33 words.

A leader of the *Messalians, mentioned by *Theodoret (HE 4. 11. 2), sometimes identified with the

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Simeon of Mesopotamia

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 26 words.

(5th cent.), a leader of the *Messalians, sometimes identified with the Simeon to whom some MSS attribute the

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Euchites

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 24 words.

The heretical sect also known as the *Messalians (q.v.). The Greek, like the Syriac, title means ‘those who pray’.

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Simeon of Mesopotamia

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(5th cent.),

a leader of the Messalians, sometimes identified with the Simeon to whom some MSS attribute the writings of Pseudo-Macarius. See Macarius/Simeon.

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Euchites

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Gk. εὐχη̑ται or εὐχι̑ται).

The heretical sect also known as the Messalians (q.v.). The Greek, like the Syriac, title means ‘those who pray’.

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Simeon of Mesopotamia

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 26 words.

(5th cent.),

a leader of the Messalians, sometimes identified with the Simeon to whom some MSS attribute the writings

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Macarius/Simeon

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(4th–5th cent.),

author of the so-called homilies ascribed in most MSS to St Macarius of Egypt but in some to a certain Simeon. Some are homilies proper; some are in the form of...

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Mark the Monk

Marcus Plested.

in The Macarian Legacy

September 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 25795 words.

A close examination of the Macarian legacy in the work of Mark the Monk. The Chapter focuses on themes such as the Fall and its consequences, baptism, the spiritual struggle, sin and grace,...

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St Amphilochius

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(c.340–95),

Bp. of Iconium from 373. A cousin of Gregory Nazianzus, he was president of the Council of Side (390) which excommunicated the Messalians. His Iambics for Seleucus...

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Defining Error

Andrew Louth.

in St John Damascene

July 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 14134 words.

The development of Christian heresiology, and John's place in this; the way heresiology functions within a kind of sociology of knowledge. More detailed discussion of the three heresies to...

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